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SABMiller has approached the Heineken family about a possible buy-out, news agency Bloomberg said on Sunday, citing 'people with knowledge of the matter'.
Eight wild boar rescued from a canal in Limburg where they were swimming have been shot dead for being in the wrong part of the province.
Weather forecasters are promising a week of summer temperatures in the Netherlands, with up to 25 Celsius in some places.

New rules for au pairs criticised by MPs from all parties
The government’s new rules for au pairs have come under fire from across the political spectrum, with MPs from the ruling VVD describing them as ‘odd and patronising’.

Uber and Airbnb are okay, say MPs, calling for a level playing field
New players such as taxi website Uber and flat rental company Airbnb should be allowed to operate in the Netherlands without damaging the interests of existing companies, Dutch MPs have told the Volkskrant.

MH17 investigators find metal shards in victims, may be from missile
Dutch investigators trying to find out who shot down Malaysian Airways flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July say they ‘expect to go a long way’ towards identifying the perpetrators.

Courts, not Dutch government, can ban IS, says justice minister
The Netherlands is not in a position to follow Germany and work towards banning the militant Islamic organisation IS, Dutch justice minister Ivo Opstelten told reporters on Friday.

European reforms need speeding up: Dutch finance minister
European countries need to speed up the pace of economic reform and pursue more growth-friendly spending strategies, Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said ahead of an EU finance minister's meeting on Friday.

Sinterklaas with no switch or servant: traditional songs get overhaul
Songwriter Paul Passchier has come up with a revised collection of Sinterklaas songs, traditionally sung by primary school children in the run up to the St Nicholas celebrations on December 5.

KPMG Nederland overhauls partner bonuses, supervisory board
Accountancy group KPMG is overhauling its remuneration strategy for partners and boosting the independence of its supervisory board following a string of scandals.

NAM finds 'construction shortfall' in earthquake area homes
A hundred homes in the Groningen village of Winsum are to be urgently inspected after a serious ‘construction shortfall’ was discovered in an empty property in the earthquake area.

New Russian sanctions may hit Rotterdam port oil imports
New European sanctions against Russia come into effect today but the Dutch economy will also feel the impact, particularly the oil industry, broadcaster Nos says on Friday.

Northern lights may be visible in the Netherlands tonight
The northern lights or aurora borealis may be visible in the Netherlands on Friday night following two major solar flares, experts say.

More budget leaks: economic growth to hit 1.25% next year
More details of next week’s budget have been leaked, this time to public broadcaster Nos.

Two Dutch doctors to return to NL after ebola contacts
Two Dutch doctors have been quarantined after coming into contact in Sierra Leone with three patients who later died of ebola.

Video: World zooms in on Dutch teen's dead rat helicopter
A British television documentary about two Dutch artists and inventors has generated global interest in a Dutch teenager and his dead pet rat.

European court overturns Essent's illegal workers fine
Social affairs minister Lodewijk Asscher was wrong to fine energy company Essent after one of its subcontractors employed 29 Turkish workers without proper papers, the European Court of Justice said on Thursday.

Young couples turn their backs on alimony: support yourself, they say
Six out of 10 people under the age of 24 do not agree with supporting their former partners financially after divorce, according to research by TNS-Nipo.  

Amsterdam closes 30 illegal hotels, fines owners €216,000
Amsterdam officials have closed down 30 illegal hotels and lodgings over the past three weeks and fined their owners a total of €216,000, housing alderman Laurens Ivens said on Thursday.

Couple caught cashing deposits on Bulgarian plastic bottles
A Bulgarian couple have been caught trying to hand in 1,300 empty plastic bottles collected in their own country and cash in on the Dutch deposit system, the Telegraaf says on Thursday.

Delft student raises $2m through crowdfunding for plastic soup plan
A former Delft University student says he has raised $2m via an internet crowdfunding project to fund his ambitious plan to scoop plastic out of the Pacific Ocean.

Dutch justice minister resigns from Gergiev Festival board
Justice minister Ivo Opstelten has resigned from a controversial honorary position which he had failed to reveal to the cabinet, the Telegraaf reports on Thursday.

Don't build too many new homes, planning agency warns
While there are signs of improvement in the Dutch housing market, planners should exercise caution in sanctioning new developments, according to a report from the Dutch environmental assessment agency.

'Healthy' biscuits with 22% sugar and synthetic vitamin drinks
Consumers are still being misled by food producers’ claims that their products are healthy or made according to traditional recipes, says the director of good food lobby group Foodwatch in Thursday’s Telegraaf.

Europe has become too big on minor issues: Dutch foreign minister
Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans, poised to become the first vice president of the European Commission, says he aims to bring about a cultural shift in European politics because the European economy is not functioning well at the moment.

Schiphol airport tests cameras which can pick out unusual behaviour
The police at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport are to test out intelligent cameras which can pick up on unusual behaviour in travellers, the NRC reports on Thursday.

Speaking more than one language fluently is a great addition your skill set, and it is never too late to get started.
Studying for an MBA abroad takes all sorts of investments but the returns are definitely worth it, says Yoony Kim.
Sleepwalking into disaster
photo Annemarie van Gaal
The members of the board at housing corporation Vestia were sleeping like babies while Erik Staal squandered billions in public money, writes Annemarie van Gaal.
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